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Why is the earth closer to the sun than jupiter?

i was wondering while looking in my book
Question asked by: rockrules

Asked on: 06 Apr 2008

Yes the Earth is closer to the sun that Jupiter.

As for why this is, well, that's an odd question and the answer seems to be 'because it is'.

For an ultimate reason, it is harder to find one, but it seems that dense and rocky material which is heavier such as forms the core of the earth gets drawn in nearer the large gravitational mass of the sun in solar system formation.

However, cooler and lighter matter like hydrogen and other gases tend to stay further out from the star and form giant objects; therefore because the earth is made of rocky material it is further in to the sun than Jupiter.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 07 Apr 2008
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